We asked our Inc. followers about their first businesses. We found out that they've been hustling for a long time.
How do you identify kids who will grow up to be entrepreneurs? Easy: They're the ones selling marked-up candy in school.
But that's not the only thing you were selling before you could drive. Earthworms, golf balls, mistletoe, flower seeds, hamsters, handmade bracelets, rocks, hazelnuts, grapes, and hand-drawn comics. In a striking number of cases, your ur-businesses were driven by a basic human urge: the need for ice cream money.
Here’s more of we found out when we asked our Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn followers about their first businesses:
Some of you figured out the market quickly.
Others struggled with basic business concepts.
Some of you took less savory paths.
And your parents supported your ventures …
… well, mostly.
Didn’t get a chance to tell us about your first business yesterday? Leave your story in the comments!